Posted: 21/05/2014 at 14:09
26000?? That isn't a misprint, is it? 2600 would be high but not critical - 26000 is through the ceiling. In fact that could have been fatal.
You need a whole range of blood tests for kidney function. Have you been having them since you came out of hospital?
Were you completely immobile by the end? Was there talk about having or getting compartment syndrome?
I wouldn't do any exercise using your affected muscles at all until your blood tests are completely normal.
How is your weight? Are you back to pre-race levels? You must have been on a drip for a very long time and it is very easy to over-hydrate and have a lot of fluid to get rid of. The strain on your kidneys through all this is extreme and your electrolytes will be all over the place.
I have just got over my case of rhabdo - my second in less than two years - each time with CK of about 2300. My output was not being measured in hospital and I found when I came home I had put on 11kg since pre-race two days before, which took four days to come off.
This time it was on the Thames Path 100, the other was during the Ridgeway 85. On account of this serious condition that I now seem susceptible to I am having to re-think my running and will now only do ultras up to about 50 miles.
It is a sad fact that once you have had it once the chance of having it again is more likely.
As others have said this is very serious. You would earn even less if you had to be on kidney dialysis machines, so I'd do something about it immediately.